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Choi Sunu House (최순우 옛집)   
Choi Sunu House (최순우...
Choi Sunu House (최순우...
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  • Choi Sunu House (최순우 옛집)
  • Choi Sunu House (최순우 옛집)
  • Choi Sunu House (최순우 옛집)
  • Choi Sunu House (최순우 옛집)
  • Choi Sunu House (최순우 옛집)
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9, Seongbuk-ro 15-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 성북구 성북로15길 9 (성북동)
Hanoks (Traditional Houses)
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The Choi Sunu House is the old residence of Hyegok Choi Sunu (1916-1984), who lived in this house from 1976 until the day he passed away. The house is designated as Korea’s Registered Cultural Property No. 268. Choi Sunu was a leading art historian who served as the director of the National Museum of Korea. He devoted his life to rediscovering the beauty of Korean art and made many academic accomplishments in the areas of Korean ceramics, traditional woodcraft, and the history of painting.

The Choi Sunu House is an open-rectangular planned hanok (Korean traditional house) composed of an L-shaped outbuilding and an upside down L-shaped main building that face each other. It shows the typical urban traditional style house that was prevalent in the Seoul area in the 1930s. The house has been open to the public as the Hyegok Choi Sunu Memorial Hall since 2004. The memorial hall displays Choi Sunu’s relics as a permanent exhibition and holds special exhibitions in the fall as well as cultural programs every spring and fall.
Current Status
Registered cultural properties No.268 (Designated date: September 19, 2006)
Community cultural heritage No.1
Winter season(December~March), Every Monday, Every Sunday
Operating Hours
Tuesday~Saturday 10:00~16:00 (Last admission 15:30)
Parking Facilities
Not available
Activity Fees
Available Facilities
Keepsake exhibit hall
Facilities for the Handicapped
Reservation Info. for Natives
For groups of 20 or more people, advanced booking is necessary.
Hansung Univ.(Samseongyo) station (Subway Line 4), Exit 5.
Go straight 700m and turn left at Shinhan bank.
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